Are they professional chefs?  NO.  Just a husband and wife team that took the family recipe to the streets (and soon into your home)!

Dan and Tina Delay relocated from Southern Oregon to beautiful Astoria, OR with their chowder recipe and a whole herd of beef cattle.  You see, the two actually do go hand in hand.  The duo make their tasty chowder fresh, batch by batch at local farmer's markets and use the profits to feed their cattle through the winter.  They never believed in a million years that their Smoked Salmon Chowder would be such a HIT with everyone who bought a bowl.  Fast foward 3 years - Dan and Tina and their Smoked Salmon Chowder booth can be found at several local farmer's markets, festivals and soon will be available for purchase ONLINE!  They are so excited to be able to offer their famous chowder spice combo pack in October 2010! 

If you are ever in the area, drop by and say hello!  They love to hear from customers and are ready to offer you a free sample if you've never experienced this amazing chowder!  Check back often for the debut of their Smoked Salmon Chowder Spice Combo pack so you can try this delicious chowder at home!

Dan and Tina (and their cattle) want to thank everyone who has supported them over the years!  They look forward to serving up their tasty chowder for years to come!
Updated:  March 2011

In The News:

Astoria Oregon Family Brings Tasty Chowder To Retail Market

Astoria, Oregon - Smoked Salmon Chowder of Astoria, OR is now offering their Smoked Salmon Chowder Spice Blend Packs online through their website:

A family owned and operated business, Smoked Salmon started making their homemade chowder at local farmers markets and festivals as a way to feed their cattle through the winter during hard economic times. Just recently the Delay-Davis crew finished up the Newport Wine & Seafood Festival in Newport, OR where they brought home the “Outstanding Overall Festival Service Award” out of 158 vendors their first year vending at this event!

Over the past 5+ years, demand for their Smoked Salmon Chowder during the non-market season peaked thus the idea of packaging the spice blend base was born. Customers can purchase the spice blend packs from their website, add their own fresh vegetables and receive step by step instructions to make their own tasty chowder at home.

What started out as a Ma’ and Pa’ operation has grown to include all of the kids and grandkids to grow and operate this family business. “What a blessing to be able to work side by side with my family, learning, laughing and doing what we love!” says Tina Delay (aka Grandma Tina). Tina continues “What better way to spend time with my kids and grandkids!”

To this day, profits are still feeding the cattle on their 8 acre farm located in Astoria, Oregon.

You can learn more about the Delay-Davis Families and their tasty chowder at their website:

Where we've been.... and where we're going!

2011 Farmer's Markets:

Cannon Beach, OR Tuesday Market
Manzanita, OR Friday Market
Ilwaco, WA Saturday Market
Astoria, OR Sunday Market

Festival Schedule:

February 2011: Newport Seafood & Crab Festival in Newport, OR

September 2011:  Commercial Fishermen's Festival Astoria, OR

October 2011:  Hood River Valley Harvest Festival in Hood River, OR

September 2010:  Commerical Fishermen's Festival Astoria, OR

October 2010: North Coast Seafood Festival in Tillamook, OR
Chowder, Blues & Brews Festival in Florence, OR
Hood River Valley Harvest Festival in Hood River, OR
St. Helens Halloween Towne Gathering in St. Helens, OR

November 26-28 2010:  Seaside Factory Outlet Center for BLACK FRIDAY / Thanksgiving Weekend!!!

December 4, 2010:  Ilwaco, WA - Port of Ilwaco Holiday Lighted Boat Parade and Lighting of the World's Tallest Crabpot Christmas Tree!